Spanish model quits her career to become a nun


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As a famous model, Olalla Oliveros took part in glamorous photo shoots, starred in movies, and saw her face on billboards across Spain.

But she has swapped designer outfits for blue sackcloth and a veil after joining the Order of Saint Michael and becoming a nun.

She made the decision after an ‘earthquake’ moment during a visit to The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima in Portugal.

She is reluctant to talk about the decision, but told the National Catholic Register: ‘The Lord is never wrong. He asked if I will follow him, and I could not refuse.’

According to the site, Oliveros found the experience strange initially, but later could not shake the image of herself dressed as a nun out of her head.

That vision prompted the 36-year-old to quit her job and become a nun instead, changing her name to Sister Olalla del Sí de María.

Though Oliveros joined the order four years ago, she has only recently spoken about the decision.

She is not the first model to swap a busy life on the catwalk for a secluded existence in cloisters.

She told El Tiempo: 'Being a model means being a benchmark, someone whose beliefs are worthy of being imitated, and I grew tired of being a model of superficiality.

'I grew tired of a world of lies, appearances, falsity, hypocrisy and deception, a society full of anti-values that exalts violence, adultery, drugs, alcohol, fighting, and a world that exalts riches, pleasure, sexual immorality and fraud.

‘I want to be a model that promotes the true dignity of women and not their being used for commercial purposes.’
the source: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664364/Did-just-fancy-change-habit-Spanish-model-quits-career-nun.html


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That is awesome! Praise God!


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*'I grew tired of a world of lies, appearances, falsity, hypocrisy and deception, a society full of anti-values that exalts violence, adultery, drugs, alcohol, fighting, and a world that exalts riches, pleasure, sexual immorality and fraud.
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That’s one heck of a photogenic nun!

The modeling world is generally not an emotionally healthy place for women, especially because their careers often start at age 14-16.
But no matter what career one chooses, they don’t have to live the above life.

This woman is 36 and left in her early thirties, when her career would be winding down…so that’s good timing, anyway.

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Good things do happen and Mary is always there.


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